Weardale holiday cottage rental with internet access, balcony/terrace, walking and fireplace

81 reviews

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  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Ski
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

THRILLED TO SAY WE HAVE BEEN AWARDED A TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE IN April 2018. This is a charming converted hay barn which has recently been up graded set amongst the rolling hills of the North Pennines in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The property benefits from far reaching views, which can be appreciated from the living accommodation and the properities private viewing deck.

People who visit tell us that the most enjoyable aspects of their stay are the stunning views, peace and tranquillity so they can chill out and the local walks which are literally right on the doorstep.

Please note that the stairs in the cottage may make this cottage unsuitable for people with mobility issues.

Local amenities are near by which include the post office, co-op, village shop, doctors, cafes and pubs as well as the fortnightly cinema. Larger towns situated near are Alston and Stanhope which are a 15 minute drive away where there is a greater selection of shops and Durham, Newcastle, Carlisle, Hexham and the Metro Centre and all within 3/4hr to an hours drive. There are many interesting places to visit in the North east and the cottage is situated on the borders of Durham, Cumbria and Northumberland making it an ideal base for people who would like to have the opportunity to visit a range of interesting places. Hadrians wall is located within an easy drive as is the lake district and the historic town of Durham. Indeed the Scottish border is only an hour away if people were inclined to see some of the border towns.

For those peple who enjoy walking this is an ideal base for walkers being set only a few hundred yards up from the Historic Weardale Way and Wesleain chapel and museum.

The property is accessed through its own private entrance from the raised viewing deck. The accomodation is beautifully appointed with a cosy living area with white leather suite to seat three which includes a power recliner and TV with sky free view, which is mounted on a trolley stand so guests can set the position of the telly as they wish. The brand new multi fuel stove will keep you toasty warm in winter The newly refitted kitchen area is fitted with a modern fan assisted oven and hob and under bench fridge with small freezer compartment and a micro wave. The dinning table can seat 2. The bedroom is decorated with wall paper which reflects the cottage theme of Butterflies and travel and has a king sized bed on a solid oak bed frame and Myers pocket sprung and memory foam mattress. Luxury high quality Alpaca duvet and pillows are used on the bed.. The ensuite bathroom is beautifully appointed with LED lighting, illuminated anti mist mirror, cast iron bath and thermostatically controlled shower over with screen. The bathroom has an isolated electric towel rail to keep towels warm. There is also a small dressing/utility area with a full length mirror and Bosch washing machine.

For your comfort and convenience the cottage is fitted with good sized radiators and a plinth heater and all of these are controlled by the thermostat situated in the living room.

The cottage has "Orbi" state of the art "Mesh wifi" installed and this eradicates any weak signal points in the property.

Outside the property benefits from a balconed deck overlooking the valley and the hills beyond. On summer evenings meals can be eaten out here. There is a small fully enclosed terraced garden beyond and car parking for one car on the gravel drive to the front of the property. There are steps down from the car park to the cottage gate.

Well behaved pets are very welcome free of charge but we would kindly ask for a refundable deposit to cover possible damage caused and would ask guests to make sure the garden is clear of dog mess before they depart. Failure to do so will result in a claim against the damage deposit for extra time required to make good the garden for on going guests. If your are bringing a dog under a year old or more than 2 dogs please contact us before booking. Kennelling is also available if preferred as is a pet sitting service for those days or part days where you may want to explore minus your dog.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • 1 En suite


  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets welcome


  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

We always try and see guests into the cottage and make sure they have our contact details. We will try our best to offer suggestions for places to eat and places to go if asked and we are on hand to deal with any issues if they arise. However we will not contact or call in on guests once they have arrived as we don't wish to intrude on their privacy.



Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
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25% refund25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

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No smoking at this property

House rules

We accept babe in arms if parents bring their own equipment but the cottage is not suitable for toddlers and young children.

We accept dogs under 1 yr of age if they are house and cage trained. We will require a further £50 damage deposit if the dog is under a year old. We accept 2 well behaved dogs. We accept 3 dogs if the dogs are medium or small sizes please check with us.
Smoking is allowed on the decking and in the garden but not inside the cottage.

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About the owner

Anita F.
Calendar updated:
21 Oct 2021

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 10 Aug 2014. Located in Durham, it has 81 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £682.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Oct 2021.


81 reviews
Very Good
Stuart C

Weekend Escape
Jul 2021

Wow wow wow .. what a beautiful place to stay. Butterfly cottage is very comfortable and quirky with gorgeous personal touches and views to die for. Definitely worth a stay as the hosts Anita and Bruc… More 

Reviewed 5 Jul 2021

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

Highly recommend
Oct 2020

Lovely cottage. Very cosy, clean and tidy and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Excellent views and in a great location, close to pubs, shops and leisurely strolls. Anita is a great ho… More 

Reviewed 1 Nov 2020


find of the year !
Sep 2020

This is an amazing cottage in an amazing location. It is spotlessly clean, the views are stunning and the bread, wine etc were very welcome My dog loves it too !

Reviewed 20 Sep 2020

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Perfect hideaway
Jul 2020

Wow what a hidden gem. This quirky little cottage has been lovingly renovated to make it the perfect stay for 2. Anita and Bruce went the extra mile with providing flowers, wine, home made bread and m… More 

Reviewed 22 Jul 2020


Nov 2019

Really enjoyed our stay. Cottage was immaculate. Would definitely go again. Perfect for a quiet few days away

Reviewed 30 Nov 2019

Review 1-5 of 81


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Send Anita (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Anita (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Anita the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Anita (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Anita (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Anita (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

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You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Anita (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Anita (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Anita (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Anita (the owner) a message.

If Anita (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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